Warren Macdonald


About Warren Macdonald - Inspirational Speaker and Expert on Change:

Warren Macdonald's inspirational story and powerful message deliver life-changing instruction on not only navigating, but embracing change - with focus, energy and confidence. His life's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the Island's tallest peak, Warren became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.

Just ten months later, Warren climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair - and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222ft) - and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above-knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada's landmark frozen waterfall - the 600 ft Weeping Wall in Alberta.

Warren's first book, A Test of Will is an Australian best-seller - and subject of the Trapped under a Boulder episode of the Discovery Channel series I Shouldn't Be Alive. His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia's most challenging mountain summit, The Second Step has been acclaimed worldwide - screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show - and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

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What Warren Macdonald Talks About:

We’ve all heard it a million times; change is constant, the only certainty in life is change, change or perish.

We all know it – what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Warren’s Challenge of Change presentation will help your group realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation – and personal and professional growth. That it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

This presentation is designed to provide you with four outcomes:

  • The ability to recognize and breakthrough mental barriers to change
  • Tools to turn change and challenge into catalysts – for both business and personal growth
  • A powerful shift in thinking that will put challenges into perspective
  • A mindset that seeks solutions and opportunities

It’s all well and good to set seemingly impossible goals – the kind that has your team looking at you like you’re nuts. Like this time you’ve really lost it. You need them to see what you see. You need to convince them, to inspire your team to follow you. To show them what is possible when you’re prepared to go One Step Beyond.

This presentation is designed to provide you with three outcomes:

  • Reinforced understanding of the power of purpose – i.e.: when we have purpose, we have an edge
  • The ability to see obstacles as stepping stones towards our goals
  • A clear understanding of the importance of preparation in reaching your goals

Take a lesson from someone who has seen his world change on a scale few could imagine. Waking from the operation that claimed both legs, Warren woke to a whole new world – a whole new reality. Navigating a new world takes courage, that’s for sure – but our number one tool in creating our future is perception.

In this keynote presentation, Warren shares the lessons and tools he’s used to create a remarkable life – from what many would have considered a game over scenario. Outcomes include:

  • The resilience and ability to adapt to the new economy
  • A sense of responsibility leading to ownership – and engagement
  • Excitement and hope – instead of fear for the future

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For those facing hurdles that seem insurmountable - Warren will be the key that opens the door to what is possible when you confront challenges.

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